Influencers rejoice! British Airways resumes daily flights to Dubai for the first time since JANUARY and ramps up services to India from 10 to 20 per week
- The flight departs Heathrow at 10.25pm and arrives in Dubai at 8.25am
- BA has increased flights from 10 to 20 per week from the UK to India
- Package holiday giant Tui reported a 120% rise in holidays sold for next year
It’s music to the ears of influencers.
British Airways has resumed daily flights from London to Dubai for the first time since January.
The flight departs London Heathrow at 10.25pm (local time) and arrives in Dubai at 8.25am (local time) the following day. The return flight departs Dubai at 12.15 and arrives at London Heathrow at 4.55pm.
British Airways has resumed daily flights from London to Dubai for the first time since January
Sohail Ali, British Airways’ Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Airport Operations, said: ‘We can’t wait to welcome our customers on board our flights and are delighted to be able to reunite families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart.
Meanwhile, BA has increased flights from 10 to 20 per week from the UK to India, as of Monday, August 16.
The decision came as the UK government moved India to the amber list and the Indian government allowed UK carriers to operate additional flights, increasing the weekly cap from 15 to 34 per week.
British Airways will now operate 20 direct return flights from London across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
British Airways added: ‘Customers booking with British Airways can do so with absolute confidence, thanks to the airline’s flexible booking policy. They are able to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee.
BA’s flight departs London Heathrow at 10.25pm (local time) and arrives in Dubai, pictured, at 8.25am (local time) the following day
‘British Airways’ existing online Covid hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven’t travelled for some time.’
It comes as demand for foreign holidays surges, with families in Britain facing paying 15 to 20 per cent more for a foreign holiday next year compared to pre-pandemic prices.
Package holiday giant Tui admitted this month that ‘prices are higher than 2019’ with travellers now ‘generally booking longer and more five-star than four-star’.
It reported a 120 per cent rise in holidays sold for next year after taking 1.3million bookings from the UK and Europe – with 744,000 breaks for 2022 sold since May.
The past 18 months have seen staycations surge among Britons put off from going abroad by rapidly-changing rules, costly PCR test prices and self-isolating requirements.